Research Staff

Dr. Chetan Kumar Hanni

Designation: Research Scientist

Qualification: Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Ongoing Research/ Project Involved: Developing implementable Travel Demand Models for Bengaluru, India

Research Interests: Travel demand modelling and estimation, Sustainable urban transportation systems planning, Land-use mix and travel behaviour analysis, Residential location choice modelling, Travel data collection design

Dr. Sangram Krishna Nirmale

Designation: Research Scientist

Qualification: Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Ongoing Research/ Project Involved: Developing City-Scale Travel Demand Models for Bengaluru, Modelling Driver Behaviour for Indian Traffic Conditions, Development of A Traffic Simulator for Heterogeneous and Disorderly Traffic Conditions, Understanding the Effectiveness of Bicycle Lanes on Indian Streets in Enhancing Bicyclist’s Safety and Efficiency.

Research Interests: Driver Behaviour Modelling, ​Travel Behaviour Analysis, Choice Modelling and Econometric Analysis of User Behaviour in Urban Systems, Transportation Planning, Travel Demand Modelling and Forecasting

Dr. Vishwajeet Pattanaik

Designation: Specialist Scientist

Qualification:Ph.D. (Computer Science), Tallinn University of Technology

Ongoing Research/ Project Involved: Modelling driving behaviour of Indian drivers using heavy-vehicle simulator, Investigating the effect of real-time alerts on drivers’ response and their driving behaviour, Simultaneous optimization towards smooth traffic flow in urban environments, Video analytics using unmanned aerial vehicles for miscellaneous object detection applications, Detection and characterization of speed bumps/potholes using smartphones, A self-supervised, visual-analytical approach for automatic detection of cyclonic events in satellite observations.

Research Interest: Machine Learning, Data Science, Image Processing, Ubiquitous Computing, Collective Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction

Dr. Vivek Vasudeva

Designation: Specialist Scientist

Qualification: Ph.D. (Operations Management) from The University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Ongoing Research/ Project Involved: Developing optimized charging schedules for electric buses.

Research Interest: Linear Optimization, Non-linear Optimization, Network Optimization

Ms. Sandhya Sourirajan

Designation: Software Architect

Qualification: B.E (EEE), Anna University

Ongoing Research/ Project Involved: Data-driven Models and Decision Support Tools for Improved Transit Reliability in Indian Cities, Developing City-Scale Travel Demand Models

Research Interest: Software architecture / planning, Web development, Full Stack Development, Emerging trends in Javascript / Python / native-script

Mr. Mayesh Mohapatra

Designation: Project Associate

Qualification: B.Tech(Hons) in Computer Science, Bennett University

Ongoing Research/ Project Involved: Early Detection and Classification of Cyclonic Storms in the Indian subcontinent using Infrared Satellite imagery, Multiple Object Tracking and Crowd Counting in dense conditions through live drone feeds.

Research Interest: Computer Vision, 3D-Object Detection and Tracking, GANs, Monocular Object Detection, NeRFs.

Mr. Raheemudheen P R

Designation: Project Associate

Qualification: MCA

Ongoing Research/ Project Involved: Bicycle Simulator.

Research Interest: Computer Graphics, Generative AI.

Mr. Akshay V

Designation:Project Associate

Qualification:M. Tech, IISc

Ongoing Research/ Project Involved:Development of city-scale activity based models for Bengaluru.

Research Interest: Choice modelling, Travel demand modelling and estimation.

Mr. Rankit Kachroo

Designation: Project Staff

Qualification: MTech CSA, IISc

Ongoing Research/ Project Involved: Traffic Optimization using Deep Learning.

Research Interest: Reinforcement Learning, Big Data Analytics, Unsupervised Learning.

Mr. Aditya Arvind

Designation: Project Scientist

Qualification: MTech Syscon, IIT-B

Ongoing Research/ Project Involved: Data-Driven Driving Behaviour Analysis.

Research Interest: Big Data Analytics, Predictive Maintenance, Data Science, Computer Vision.